1. When I first saw you I was smitten by your beautiful smile. I said to myself, you will be my wife someday.
2. I remember our first movie together Godzilla, and Chinese fried-rice and how I didn’t want you to go home that evening or ever.
3. Second date, I brought over the movie, Sargent York, we sat together and held hands. We giggled and remembered the line, “I’m going to buy me a piece of bottom-land.”
3. That was an unspoken promise that we’d some day settle down, you and me.
4. By the third date I knew I wanted to marry you, I was madly in love, it was hard for me to breath, so I bought you a gold bracelet and asked you the golden question.
5. You said, yes!
6. And after fifteen years of marriage, I’m still the happiest man alive!
7. Your presence in my apartment was overwhelming, waiting for our December twelve wedding date seemed like a tortured eternity, I’m still tortured every time you leave my side.
8. The soundtrack to Kama Sutra, I’ll always remember the rhythm, I’ll always remember the sweet sweat.
9. Kissing you during my lunch break was pure agony,
I couldn’t let you go, I had separation anxiety every time we parted.
10. I carried a photograph of you holding our son in my pocket, I’d glance at it at work, it gave me a reason to keep on going, making my heart skip a beat.
11. Every time I saw your picture I couldn’t believe how lucky I was and I still feel that inside.
12. Driving past Davenport 125 in our new black car.
13. I’ll always remember Neptune’s damp cave.
14. You’ve made me the luckiest man alive, I never knew how much our love would blossom and how beautiful the fruit of our union would be.
1. The room next door ushers familiar voices as
2. My wife and son are arguing over explicit possibilities filtering through my door jamb.
3. The train wreak that can become if given into promiscuity and
4. The infidelity of family members two-faced salutations.
5. He’s eighteen now, it’s time to let go.
6. But the words we speak (I’m now involved) linger, as we try to counsel him, as we
7. Try to persuade him, the way well meaning parents often do, by life’s many experiences
8. We’ve gone through, the many things we’ve seen add up to examples
9. Of success or unnecessary downfalls.
10. He’s at a crossroad, will it be college? We hope so.
11. He stands up for the promiscuous family members in his life, he argues
12. For the downtrodden. Their promiscuity is a result of the, “hand they were given”, he says.
13. The need and love of money is also promiscuous, as bad or worse than drugs is the counter-argument he makes.
14. The many arguments that were spoken remain like a foggy cloud hovering over a desolate pond.
Oh my dear, my dearest one.
I want to write you a sonnet.
If ever there was one who deserves such an honor,
you are the one, who the praise should go to.
I’ve thought about doing this once or twice before.
What can I say in fourteen verses that describes your virtues?
You are fair my lady, this I know to be true.
Your loving and caring nature is transparent.
Those who know you, end up loving you.
We love you because of who you are.
You’re a special, warm and a considerate woman,
who sacrifices so that others may grow.
Like a well watered garden, resplendent, colorful
and bringing joy to those who walk by your path.
Is like the merging of
The heavens with the ocean-as
the two ardently become one.
the sweet cherry tree,
it only produces
its fruit with the help
from a euphoric
I feel without you.
As my heart
when you’re absent
from my side.
strength I derive,
when your loving
lover, I need
I implore you-
to stay with me